Author: Tim Bertelsman, DC, DACO

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Define Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is the load-bearing, shock-absorbing union between the spine and pelvis. It is a mechanical link that connects the chain of locomotion to the rest of the body. This irregular, synovial and fibrocartilagenous joint is surrounded by a strong ligamentous-reinforced capsule and is minimally mobile, allowing only about 4 degrees of rotation and up to 1.6 mm of translation 1,2.

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Dysfunctional Breathing

Could Dysfunctional Breathing Be Suffocating Your Outcomes? The diaphragm is necessary not only for respiration but for core stability as well. (1-3) The diaphragm is a key trunk stabilizer during postural activity and must properly activate upon demand. Dysfunctional breathing patterns may perpetuate many common musculoskeletal problems involving the head, neck, shoulder, and lower back.

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